The Question of ‘Bioethics’

“Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” – Supreme Court decision Buck vs. Bell   Carrie Buck was 17 when she was forced to enter the Virginia...

The Christian and Depression            

  I strongly encourage anyone who is discouraged or depressed to read the third chapter of the book of Tobit. In this passage, two people...

The True Beauty of Woman

I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. (Genesis 3:16) Ironically, although technological advances have made it possible for...

Rough Weather

(Below is a column from our archives, which pertains to some of the 'rough weather' tht has been visited upon many people of late....

Star of the Sea: Marian Devotion through the Prism of an Old English...

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary has played an integral role in the tradition of Christian prayer since the early days of the Church,...

Apologist Ronald Knox Remembered

Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888-1957) is remembered as theologian, translator of the Latin Bible, author of detective stories, novelist, poet, and most of all as...

Was the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Justifiable?

Yesterday, North Korea purportedly test-detonated a hydrogen bomb, raising the tension in the region, and raising the prospect of yet-again the use of nuclear...

Benedict and Gregory

Today is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, but is also the 3rd of September, which would be the memorial of the one of...

Pope Francis on the Assumption

Dear Brothers and Sisters! At the end of its Constitution on the Church, the Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary...

G.K. Chesterton Answers the Maniacs: Orthodoxy Revisited

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a Christian apologist, novelist, poet, historian, biographer, playwright and author of eighty books. First a convert from atheism to the...